I told my dentist my teeth are going yellow. he told me to wear a brown tie.

— Rodney Dangerfield

 

Happiness is your dentist telling you it won’t hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.

— Johnny Carson

 

Sometimes, giving up your privacy is a little like going to the dentist and we have let him have access that no one’s ever had.

— Tom Petty

 

I would say ‘competence’ actually might be slightly more important than passion. I understand that it is important to feel strongly about things, but give me a competent dentist over a passionate dentist any day, if only because something about the phrase ‘passionate dentist’ is deeply unnerving.

— Alexandra Petri

 

I was a left-handed dentist who made people cry.

— Casey Stengel

 

My therapist was like, ‘What brings joy to your heart?’ And I was like, ‘I like to see teeth. I guess maybe I should have been a dentist.’

— Tiffany Haddish

 

Before I got into rock n’ roll, I was going to be a dentist.

— Gregg Allman

 

It’s a funny relationship that makeup artists have. I always feel kind of like a dentist. People look at me and think of pain.

— Rick Baker

 

I always wanted to be a dentist from the time I was in high school, and I was accepted to dental school in the spring of 1972. I was planning to go, but after the Olympics there were other opportunities.

— Mark Spitz

 

My father would tell anyone who would listen that this dentist thing he was doing was not his passion; cinematography was.

— Lasse Hallstrom

 

Blessed are they who hold lively conversations with the helplessly mute, for they shall be called dentists.

— Ann Landers

 

Smiling is Fun With Healthy Teeth & Gums

—  Prof. Dr. Ninad Moon

 

For really it was the refinement of civilized cruelty, this spick, span, and ingenious affair of shining leather and gleaming steel, which hoisted you and tilted you and fitted reassuringly into the small of your back and cupped your head tenderly between padded cushions. It ensured for you a more complete muscular relaxation than any armchair that you could buy for your own home: but it left your tormented nerves without even the solace of a counter-irritant. In the old days the victim’s attention had at least been distracted by an ache in the back, a crick in the neck, pins and needles in the legs, and the uneasy tickling of plush under the palm. But now, too efficiently suspended between heaven and earth, you were at liberty to concentrate on hell.”

— Jan Struther, Mrs. Miniver

 

Doing your taxes with a brain injury is like having a tooth extracted without anesthetic.

— Steven Magee

 

Dentistry is not expensive, neglect is.

— Dental Saying

 

The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound.

— George Bernard Shaw

 

For there was never yet philosopher That could endure the toothache patiently.

— William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

 

Everything is very expensive in Iceland, so I got some things done in India in the two months I was here. I visited the dentist, the optician, the tailor. When I go home, I’ll have a new smile, a new wardrobe, and spectacles.

— Hallgrimur Helgason

 

Theses officers were good friends, so it must have been a terrible argument, because the one who played chess with my father was so angry that he walked over to the dentist’s house and got the dentist out of bed and shot him.

— Bruno Schulz

I could have been a dental hygienist with nothing bad ever appearing in print about me, but that’s not how I’ve chosen to lead my life. I knew that you put yourself under a microscope the more famous you become.

— Julia Roberts

 

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